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Gnomes make great house pets....and if you teach them how to do lawn maintenance even better!
Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually
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sheep poo is easier to deal with than Texas Land Mines though, jus' sayin' is all.Star
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Bear, I took the plung about 20 years ago, bought this place for $40K , was still working call outs for G.E. , then got lucky and landed the Job at Exxon-Moble in Port Allen (Baton Rouge)  that was an hour and 15 min. drive each way ... was there for 7 years then we lost the contract. now Im back on call outs with Archrock...Since then I also bought the north property thats attached to mine !!
As for sheep, if I could ever catch the guy up the road at home ,Im going to see if he will sell me a couple of his.... 
My Wife is a vet tech so I have 6 cats , 7 Dogs, a mule, a Donkey, a Pony for the gran kids, and my Daughters horse, a Guinea fowl ( got to be the toughest bird I ever have raised!! its out lasted every chicken and turkey here from the bobcats and coyotes!!)......
I thought I would not make it at first, but with a few sacrifices here and there along the way, I made it.... and it feels great to come home to my own place....Remember, you can never go wrong with owning land !!!!
Congrats on your purchase Bud !!!!!
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Get two cats, birth litter mates if you can.

They will be great hunters, friends, and at times when they play it is great fun to watch.
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Canuck, I was wondering when the gnomes were going to be mentioned.

Shamu, you do have a pretty good point there.

Rhino, thanks for the encouragement. I am pretty excited now looking forward to being king of my own castle, so to speak. I am sure I will get used to the commute in no time. Best part is once I get a home office set up the company I work for is good about letting people work from home when the weather is bad.

Paddy, that is exactly what I plan to do. I know I will have a vermin problem at first as the house has been sitting empty a couple years so a couple of cats should help that issue.
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..just be careful not to put mouse poison out fer the mice, & then the cats eat the mice. (Gives ya a whole passel of trouble)

"king of my own castle"...I cant wait to see the drawbridge yer gonna make! ..and a moat!! Gotta have a moat, with a moat-monster!!
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Oh no a Hoadie in the moat!

I just use a mule and Guinea hens as a walking patrol.
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Actually...TURKEYS..They are the best weed eaters & security systems you could possibly have. Seriously. Found that out @ my buddy's place. He put some turkeys out round his place in Niagara Falls. They ate every weed in sight - on a continual basis. Absolutley nobody or anything could approach the property without them makin a huge loud fuss. (& they really clean up the june bugs, too!) Makes fer some darn fine eatin, as well.
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The Romans used geese.
Yum goose egg omelettes!
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whatever you choose for lawn care , do enjoy this new phase of your life , as much as some of the toils seem to be overwhelming it is what creates the satisfaction of your ownership and  endures the place to you , it is after all a place you will be calling "home" and that is a special place to be that we grow into , get establiched in and eventually find solice in at all those great moments in life - even those trying ones that test our medal , 

it can be your sanctuary , your refuse , your castle , and also the springboard for your entire future , what a great place to be , 
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There's nothing like the feeling of owning your own home! Well said A Square! Looks like all of us are happy for ya, Bear. As you know we thrive on photos here so....
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I will post some pictures next time I get over there. At this point it won't be until after the first of the year, but I won't forget.
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I got my first property tax bill and I am excited!!! Yeah, most groan at that but it means a lot to me. Oh, the taxes are $249 for the entire year
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Did you forget the photos Bear?Shocked
congrat's on our first "tax" bill! be assured it won't be the last! but that sounds like a good deal; I wish it was as cheap here.
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I have not forgotten I just have not been over to the house yet this year. It will probably be a couple weeks yet before I run over. I promise to take some pictures when I do.
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Do they test missles there?
Property tax that low...must be something like that
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